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When it comes to social media, congregations and clergy trail behind most other organizations and individuals.

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Is the mom-and-pop church becoming obsolete? Just as one-stop shopping behemoths such as Walmart and Amazon are fulfilling the retail needs of America’s consumers, larger churches are increasingly meeting the spiritual needs of America’s faithful.

The abundance of resources available on the Web requires a new level of discipline.  After nearly 30 years in the ministry, the Rev. G. Lee Ramsey Jr. knows writing sermons week after week isn’t easy. It’s not so much writers’ block, he says. The hard part is creating a focused sermon that gives the congregation something to chew on.

A competitive marketplace is forcing churches to embrace business practices to court fickle churchgoers.

Staff at three universities across the United States - Emory University in Georgia, North Park University in Chicago, and Columbia Theological Seminary in Decatur, near Atlanta, outlined how they’ve revamped their library facilities and adopted digital technology to remain competitive in an increasingly digital world.

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